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Singapore to promote economic cooperation with Burma

Xinhua. February 18,1999.

THREE Singapore ministers will visit Myanmar next week to promote economic cooperation between Singapore and Myanmar, the Singapore government announced here Thursday.

Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Lee Yock Suan will lead the ministerial delegation, that includes Minister for Communication Mah Bow Tan and Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lim Hng Kiang, to attend the third Joint Ministerial Working Committee (JMWC) meeting to be held in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 23.

The press release said the meeting to be chaired by Lee Yock Suan and Khin Nyunt, secretary of Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council, will review the progress of bilateral cooperation in tourism, agro-business and training since the second JMWC meeting which was held in Singapore in October 1997.

According to the press release, an avoidance of double taxation agreement will be singed and a tourism consultancy report on Yangon completed by the Singapore Tourism Board will also be presented to Myanmar's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

During their visit, the Singapore ministers will also call on Senior General Than Shwe, prime minister of the Union of Myanmar and chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.

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